History reveals impact of Vaughters commit

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Judging by those shrieks of joy likely emanating from the Cardinal football offices earlier this morning, it's easy to tell June 17, 2010 has been a big day for Stanford football. No, the Cardinal commitment of James Vaughters doesn't automatically mean Stanford will win multiple BCS championship in the next few years, but it does signify one of the most important catches of the Jim Harbaugh era.

But just how does James Vaughters compare to some of the more prominent Stanford recruits in recent years? The Bootleg spent some time earlier this week trying to make that determination. Standard disclaimer – Yes, we know recruiting is an inexact science and that it's impossible to judge a player's contributions until he graduates. And yes, we also know (all too well, for that matter) that...